News ID: 115792
Publish Date : 06 June 2023 - 22:35

Ministry: U.S. Complicit in Daily Crimes of Zionists

TEHARN - The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani on Tuesday condemned the fatal shooting of a Palestinian toddler in the occupied West Bank, saying the United States is also complicit in the daily crimes of Zionists due to its constant support for the occupying regime.
Kan’ani made the remarks in a post on his Twitter account, a day after two-and-a-half-year-old Mohammad Haytham Tamimi succumbed to the critical wounds he received a few days earlier from shots by Zionist soldiers.
“Mohammad Haytham Tamimi, a two-year-old child, is the 28th innocent Palestinian child who has been killed at the hands of the child-killing Zionist regime. The supporting role of the regime’s sponsors in continuing these daily crimes is also to blame from a legal and international perspective,” he wrote.
Mohammad was shot in the head in the village of Nabi Salah, near Ramallah, by Zionist soldiers on Thursday, when he and his father, Haytam Tamimi, were in their parked car outside their home.
He suffered critical injuries in the head while his father received chest injuries. They were taken to a hospital, where the Palestinian toddler remained on life support until he was pronounced dead on Monday morning.
Nabi Salah village has long been in the spotlight for its anti- Zionist rallies in the West Bank. As a result, it has been under heightened pressure by Zionist forces that regularly carry out raids in the area.
Zionist forces launch raids on various cities of the occupied West Bank on an almost daily basis under the pretext of detaining what is called “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.
Kan’ani further noted that the coincidence of this horrifying crime with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s comments at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) regarding efforts to integrate Zionists into the region as well as its annual aid and support is tantamount to Washington’s complicity in the occupying regime’s daily crimes.
The United Nations marked 2022 as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years. Zionist forces killed at least 171 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied East al-Quds last year, including more than 30 children. At least 9,000 others were injured as well.
According to a report by Middle East Eye, a UK-based news website, Zionist forces and settlers have killed at least 119 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds since January and a further 34 in the besieged Gaza Strip.
A total of 28 children have been shot dead by Zionist soldiers since the beginning of the year, including seven in the Gaza Strip, according to a report by the official Palestinian Wafa news agency.